Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : South-East Asia
Length : 4,5 cm - 1.7"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
English name : Harlequin Rasbora
Lively, peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely with enough hiding places.  You should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not easy.  The temperature should be higher (25-28C or 77-82F) , and the water should be soft and acid (GH 2, PH 5,3-5,7).  You should use a peat filter.  The aquarium should be setup with some plants with large leaves.  The eggs are spawned under those leaves.  After spawning the parents should be removed and the aquarium darkened.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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